Pray for the Digo

We are determined.

We will seek God for spiritual breakthroughs in our adopted people group, the Digo.

You may not be able to attend a prayer meeting, but you can pray on your own.

For help in knowing what and how to pray I give you this agenda from last night’s concert of prayer: Digo Prayer Meeting.

Would love to have you join us on October 17 for our next time of prayer. Watch the events calendar for location and time.

The Eternal & Cosmic OGC

Following services yesterday we took a picture of a good many of the saints that comprise Orlando Grace Church. Our Digo survey team intends to take a framed print to Kenya as one of our gifts toward forging and strengthening ongoing connections to the church and people there. We want them to have some idea of the community of believers here in the US that maintain a gospel love for these half way around the world.

I long as a pastor that we as a people would believe just how significant a movement we embody as part of the church of Jesus Christ on planet earth. Nobody said in better than John Piper way back in 1981.

The church of Jesus Christ is the most important institution in the world. The assembly of the redeemed, the company of the saints, the children of God are more significant in world history than any other group, organization or nation. The United States of America compares to the church of Jesus Christ like a speck of dust compares to the sun. The drama of international relations compares to the mission of the church like a kindergarten riddle compares to Hamlet or King Lear. And all pomp of May Day in Red Square and the pageantry of New Year’s in Pasadena fade into a formless grey against the splendor of the bride of Christ. Take heed how you judge. Things are not what they seem. “All flesh is like grass. And all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord (and all His family) abide forever” (1 Peter 1:24,25). The media and all the powers, and authorities and rulers and stars that they present are a mirage. “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15). The gates of hades, the powers of death, will prevail against every institution but one, the church.

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God … because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the liberty of the glory of the children of God (Romans 8:19, 21).

Lift up your eyes, O Christians! You belong to a society that will never cease, to the apple of God’s eye, to the eternal and cosmic church of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

To read the rest of his message click here.

Oh for lifted up eyes to see and red hot hearts to believe all that God has for us and means for us to do in Christ Jesus among the Digo and beyond!

Target Tandara

As I shared on Sunday, the Lord is on the move in Digoland. In case you missed it, the recap goes like this:

We have funded the digging of a well in Mrima, Kenya, as part of our ongoing outreach to the Digo people. The well is a God thing. It hit water at minimal depth bringing forth 750 liters a day, even during the dry season. Not just water, but clear water, clean enough to drink and bathe in. No other well in the region matches it. It’s the talk of the village. See some of the folks pictured above.

Esther (dressed in white and read, front and center), one of only two believers in the village (until lately!), for whom we named the well, recently witnessed to her nephew in the hospital. He had a vision after that and professed Christ. Since then all ten siblings have come to the Lord and even the Dad. That’s almost unheard of in Digoland (99% Muslim)!

In spite of persecution, these dear ones have stopped tithing to the local mosque and have started a house church in their home! We are working through them to sponsor a well dedication this August when four of us from OGC, Lord willing, will travel to Kenya for this and other survey purposes related to our love for the work of the gospel among these people.

Interesting note. The chief of the village, who happens to be the local imam, lives right across the street from the well we had dug. His name is Tandara and he will likely attend the dedication this summer. He is a modern day Saul of Tarsus (see Acts 9) for whom we must pray!

So the purpose of this blog post is to put us all at OGC on notice to pray to the Father that He will work in this man’s heart and bring Him to Christ. It is hard to imagine the ripple effects in Mrima and beyond if Tandara were to profess faith in Christ and be baptized.

Will you join me in asking for the wind of the Spirit to blow strong in this man’s heart and life?